2016 Best Chinese Period Dramas

How are there so many good dramas that I don't even know where to begin? 2015 ended with a bang in wuxia land and there are so many upcoming ones that I am eagerly waiting to watch. 

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Princess Weiyoung

Princess Weiyoung

Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Princess Weiyoung / Jin Xiu Wei Yang / 锦绣未央
Episodes and Genre: 50, Historical, Revenge
Broadcast Period: Nov 2016
Starring:
Tiffany Tang Yan as Li Weiyang / Xin Er 

Luo Jin as Tuo Ba Jun 
Vanness Wu as Tuo Ba Yu 
Mao Xiao Tong as Li Chang Ru

Synopsis:
During the North and South Dynasty, a princess named Xin Er is young, carefree, kind and adored by all. However, a traitor causes the demise of her country and the deaths of everyone in her family. 

The princess becomes an orphan overnight but she is saved by Li Wei Yang, the illegitimate daughter of a powerful official who ends up dying in her stead. Left with no choice, Xin Er takes over Wei Yang's identity to trudge a treacherous path that is fraught with danger.

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Novoland: The Castle in the Sky

Novoland The Castle in the Sky

Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Novoland: The Castle in the Sky / Jiu Zhou Tian Kong Cheng / 九州天空城
Episodes and Genre: 20, Fantasy, Romance Wuxia
Broadcast Period: Jul 2016
Starring:
Zhang Ruo Yun as Feng Tian Yi

Guan Xiao Tong as Yi Fu Ling 
Ju Jing Yi as Xu Fei Shuang 
Liu Chang as Bai Ting Jun

Synopsis:
Feng Tian Yi is the young king of the winged clan who falls in love with a human named Yi Fu Ling yet they are caught in between a war between their respective clans. 

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Princess of Lanling King

2016 Chinese TV series Princess of Lanling King

Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Princess of Lanling King / Lan Ling Wang Fei / 兰陵王妃
Episodes and Genre: 47, Fantasy, Romance Wuxia
Broadcast Period: Sep 2016
Starring:
Zhang Han Yun as Yuan Qingsuo / Duanmu Lian

Andy Chen as Gao Chang Kong
Peng Guan Ying as Yuwen Yong

Synopsis:
During the end of the Eastern Jin, feudal lords rise up in hopes of uniting an empire and it is said that the person who holds the Qingluan Mirror and the Lishang Sword can realize that dream. 

Duanmu Ling is the only descendant of the Dragon Sect and she is entrusted with the mission to ensure that the mythical objects fall into the hands of a ruler mandated by the heavens. Throughout her journey, she meets and gets entangled in a complicated romance with Lan Ling Wang Gao Chang Kong and Zhou Wang Yuwen Yong.

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Rookie Agent Rouge

2016 Chinese drama Rookie Agent Rouge

Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Rookie Agent Rouge / Yan Zhi / 胭脂
Episodes and Genre: 45, Spy Thriller
Broadcast Period: Oct 2016
Starring:
Zanilia Zhao Li Ying as Lan Yan Zhi

Lu Yi as Zhou Tie Shan
Yuan Wen Kang as Song Mian

Synopsis:
Lan Yan Zhi is the only daughter of Lan Chang Ming, the owner of Shanghai bank. She is privileged, spoiled and rich but a chance encounter with Song Mian drags her into the Sino-Japanese War to become a member of the Nationalist party. During her lowest moments, she finds a renewed spirit with the help of Communist compatriot Zhou Tie Shan.

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Singing All Along


Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Singing All Along / Beautiful Rivers and Lands: The Long Ballad / Chang Ge Xing  / 秀丽江山之长歌行
Episodes and Genre: 56, Historical
Broadcast Period: July 2016
Starring:
Ruby Lin as Yin Li Hua

Yuan Hong as Liu Xiu
Li Jia Hang as Feng Yi
Kenny Kwan as Deng Yu
Yu Bo as Liu Xuan

Synopsis:
Based on a novel by Li Yun, Singing All Along is a TV series about Liu Xiu, Deng Yu, Feng Yi, Liu Xuan and Yin Li Hua who become friends while studying in Chang An. Years later, the country has devolved into chaos because of Xin Mang's rule, rallying many to revolt against the government.

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Sparrow

2016 Chinese period drama Sparrow

Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


My Rating: Must-Watch (5/5)
Title: Sparrow / Ma Que / 麻雀
Episodes and Genre: 35, Spy Thriller
Broadcast Period: Sep 2016
Starring:
Li Yi Feng as Chen Shen

Zhou Dong Yu as Xu Bi Cheng
Yin Zheng as Su San Sheng
Zhang Lu Yi as Bi Zhong Liang
Zhang Ruo Yun as Tang Shan Hai

Synopsis:
Chen Shen leads a double life as he works under his friend and comrade Bi Zhong Liang as part of a specialized task force that captures anti-Japanese revolutionaries. However, his real mission is to bring down the Japanese conspirators for the sake of the country.

Comments:
If you want a spy thriller, then watch Disguiser because you may be disappointed to find that Sparrow has a female lead that is everyone's worse nightmare and a central conflict that is less compelling than it sounds. 

If you want a gripping drama, then come back and watch Sparrow because it is one of rarer shows where I literally fell in love with (almost) the entire ensemble. It is in part thanks to the phenomenal acting put forth by the cast backed by a strong narrative that even the most vile of villains can be endearing no matter how twisted they've become. I think it goes without saying that I loved (almost) all the heroes too. Click for more stills.

Legend of Chusen

2016 Chinese drama Legend of Chusen

Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Legend of Chusen / Noble Aspirations / Zhu Xian Qing Yun Zhi / 诛仙青云志
Episodes and Genre: 55, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Broadcast Period: Jul 2016
Starring:
Li Yi Feng as Zhang Xiao Fan

Zanilia Zhao Liying as Bi Yao
Yang Zi as Lu Xue Qi
Cheng Yi as Lin Jing Yu
Qin Jun Jie as Zeng Shu Shu

Synopsis:
Zhang Xiao Fan and Lin Jing Yu become homeless orphans after their village is slaughtered overnight. Xiao Fan vows to find the perpetrators and what he lacks in talent he makes up for by an abundance in determination to become a martial hearts hero of the Qing Yun Sect.

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The Mystic Nine

Old Nine Gates aka The Mystic Nine

Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: The Mystic Nine / Old Nine Gates / Lao Jiu Men / 老九门
Episodes and Genre: 48, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Broadcast Period: Jul 2016
Starring:
William Chan as Zhang Qishan

Zanilia Zhao Liying as Yin Xinyue
Zhang Yixing Lay as Er Yue Hong
Yuan Bingyan as Ya Tou
Ying Haoming as Ba Ye (8th Master)
Hu Yunhao as Chen Pi

Synopsis:
The Mystic Nine is about the nine families of Changsha and their long-standing history of tomb-raiding.

On one fateful evening, a train stops at the station carrying nothing but dead bodies. Zhang Qishan is a military general and the head of the Old Nine Gates and he must uncover the greater conspiracies that is shrouded in mystery.

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Ice Fantasy

2016 c-drama Ice Fantasy

Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


My Rating: Pretty Good (4/5)
Title: Ice Fantasy / Huan Cheng / 幻城
Episodes and Genre: 62, Fantasy Romance
Broadcast Period: Jul 2016
Starring:
Feng Shao Feng as Kasuo

Victoria Song as Li Luo
Ma Tianyu as Ying Kong Shi
Zhang Meng as Yan Da

Synopsis:
Ice Fantasy is a xianxia novel adaptation telling the tale of a mythological era when the Ice and Fire tribes were embroiled in war. 

Comments:
Watching Ice Fantasy is a feast for the eyes but not for the mind especially when you consider the poorly developed characters and even the plot. Nevertheless, it is easy to overlook its weaknesses when you're too busy admiring the visuals, which is one of the most beautiful that I've seen as of late. At least Ice Fantasy managed to be the best at something and for that, it's worth a shot.

Check out our thoughts on the ending.

Border Town Prodigal

Border Town Prodigal

Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Border Town Prodigal / Edge City Wanderer / Xin Bian Cheng Lang Zi / 边城浪子
Episodes and Genre: 50, Romance Martial Arts
Broadcast Period: Jul 2016
Starring:
Zhu Yi Long as Fu Hong Xue

Viann Zhang Xinyu as Ma Fang Ling
Yu Qing Bin as Ye Kai

Synopsis:
Fu Hong Xue has been raised for one purpose alone and that is to avenge the death of his father using any means possible but he meets and falls in love with Ma Fang Ling, the daughter of his sworn enemy. 

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Demon Girl

Demon Girl Trailer

Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Demon Girl / Ban Yao Qing Cheng / 半妖倾城
Episodes and Genre: 35, Fantasy Romance
Broadcast Period: Jul 2016 on Mango TV
Starring:
Li Yi Tong as Nie Qing Cheng

Zhang Zhe Han as Ming Xia
Mi Re as You Tong

Synopsis:
Nie Qing Cheng is the daughter of a human and a demon. Without knowing her real identity, she falls deeply in love with a man named Ming Xia. 

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Lucky Tianbao


Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


My Rating: Downright Boring (1/5)
Title: Lucky Tianbao / Ji Xiang Tian Bao / 吉祥天宝
Episodes and Genre: 40, Romance Drama, Comedy
Broadcast Period: Jun 2016 on QQ Website
Starring:
Kim Ki Bum as Zhu Tianbao

Zhao Li Ying as Yang Ruo Lan
Zhu Zi Xiao as Zhu Tian Xiang

Synopsis:
Zhu Tianbao and Zhu Tian Xiang are sons of the King's brother but their once amicable relationship is tainted by jealousy over family, politics and romance in a corruption-ridden Ming Dynasty. 

Yang Ruo Lan is betrothed to Tian Xiang despite harboring feelings for Tianbao. However, Tianbao already has a girl of his dreams.

Comments:
I went through 40 episodes in a day's work thanks to the magic of the fast forward button. Lucky Tianbao is so mindless that it's easy to have it playing in the background. 
It is an older drama that only aired this year and it shows, being a cut below recent productions yet it stars Zhao Li Ying as the lead, which may be enough motivation for some fans. Click for more stills.



Decoded

2016 Chinese spy thriller Decoded

Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Decoded / Decrypt / 解密
Episodes and Genre: 41, Spy Thriller
Broadcast Period: Jun 2016 
Starring:
Cheney Chen as Rong Jin Zhen

Ying Er as Di Li
Zhang Zhe Han as Han Bing

Synopsis:
Sinister forces are seeking to destroy the new government. To prevent this, Unit 701 recruits the nation's best talents, which include autistic math genius Rong Jin Zhen, Di Li, Zhao Qi Rong, Han Bing, etc. to form an investigative team dedicated to deciphering the enemy's code. As the plot progresses, so does the story which escalates into a mind-blowing suspense thriller.

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Chinese Paladin 5 Yun Zhi Fan


Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Chinese Paladin 5 Yun Zhi Fan / 雲之凡
Episodes and Genre: 40, Fantasy, Martial Arts
Broadcast Period: May 2016 on Hunan TV
Starring:
Elvis Han as Jiang Yun Fan

Gu Li Na Zha as Tang Yu Rou
Joe Cheng as Long You
Xiao Cai Qi as Xiao Man
Gina Jin as Ling Yin

Synopsis:
Jiang Yun Fan is the half mortal half demon son of Jiang Shi Li, an enemy of the mortal realm held in captivity for fear of his evil deeds. He meets Tang Yu Rou, Long You and Xiao Man, forming an unlikely group of friends. Yet Yun Fan, an innately good person who wears his heart on his sleeves is the only one capable of saving his father.

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God of War Zhao Yun

2016 c-drama historical wuxia God of War Zhao Yun

Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: God of War Zhao Yun / Chinese Hero Zhao Zi Long / 武神趙子龍
Episodes and Genre: 60, Historical Martial Arts
Broadcast Period: Apr 2016 on Hunan TV
Starring:
Lin Gengxin as Zhao Zi Long

Im Yoona as Xiahou Qing Yi
Kim Jeong Hoon as Gao Ze

Synopsis:
Zhao Zi Long is a courageous warrior Three Kingdoms era and God of War Zhao Yun follows his story as a young man on a journey to become a martial arts hero.

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The Classic of Mountains and Seas



Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


My Rating: Just Another Drama (3/5)
Title: The Classic of Mountains and Seas / 山海经之赤影传说
Episodes and Genre: 42, Fantasy Martial Arts
Broadcast Period: Apr 2016 on Hunan TV
Starring:
Zhang Han as Chi Yu

Gu Li Na Zha as Su Mo

Synopsis:
Su Mo and Fu Er are sisters destined to become the Heavenly Maidens of warring tribes while Chi Yu is the forsaken prince of a country due to a prophecy that he will kill his own father.

Comments:
Classic of Mountains and Seas is not a great drama, far from it, but it can be thoroughly enjoyable as long as you don't take it too seriously. 

Check out our thoughts on the ending.

Princess Jieyou




Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Princess Jieyou / Jie You Gong Zhu / 解忧公主
Episodes and Genre: 46, Historical
Broadcast Period: Feb 2016
Starring:
Zhang Xinyi as Jieyou

Yuan Hong as Wong Gui

Synopsis:

Jieyou is the long lost princess of the Han Dynasty and as a member of the royal family, she travels to Wu Sun to fulfill her role of forging a union between the two countries through marriage.

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The Three Heroes and Five Gallants

Kevin Yan Kuan, Chen Xiao and Zheng Shuang in Three Heroes and Five Gallants

Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: The Three Heroes and Five Gallants / 五鼠闹东京
Episodes and Genre: 42, Detective Martial Arts
Broadcast Period: Feb 2016 An Hui TV
Starring:
Chen Xiao as Bai Yutang
Kevin Yan Kuan as Zhan Zhao
Zheng Shuang as Ding Yuehua

Synopsis: 
Justice Bao is a revered judge known for his fight against corruption. Pang Tai Shi, a greedy and high-ranking official of the Song Dynasty, seeks to bring down Justice Bao by targeting his right hand man Zhan Zhao. He deviously urges the Emperor to bestow Zhan Zhao the title of Imperial Cat, which is a clear affront to the legendary Five Mice who will not take this sitting down

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New Xiao Shi Yi Lang

Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: New Xiao Shi Yi Lang / The Shaw Eleven Lang / 新萧十一郎
Episodes and Genre: 42, Romance Martial Arts
Broadcast Period: Feb 2016 Beijing TV
Starring:

Kevin Yan Kuan as Xiao Shi Yi Lang
Gan Ting Ting as Shen Bijun
Zhu Yi Long as Lian Chengbi

Synopsis:
Xiao Shi Yi Lang is a great bandit without a care in the world. On a job to steal the Deer Carver Sabre, he meets Shen Bijun, a woman betrothed to another. 

Fate keeps bringing the two together yet Bijun's pending engagement and societal pressures against two people of such disparate statures have destined them to become star-crossed lovers. 

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Imperial Doctress

Liu Shi Shi in ep1 of popular 2016 cdrama Imperial Doctress


Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


My Rating: Must Watch (5/5)
Title: Imperial Doctress / 女医明妃传
Episodes and Genre: 50, Palace Romance / Historical
Broadcast Period: Feb 2016 Dragon TV
Starring:

Liu Shi Shi as Tan Yun Xian
Wallace Huo as Zhu Qi Zhen
Huang Xuan as Zhu Qi Yu

Synopsis:
Embroiled in a palace drama between two powerful men, Tan Yun Xian's persistence and intelligence helps her overcome all obstacles to become a revered female doctor of the Ming Dynasty.

Comments:

It is Liu Shi Shi's comeback project that failed and to think that even Wallace Huo couldn't save it, giving a chance for the haters to have a field day. 

I loved it though. I loved that it was a female-centric drama not about concubines (not as first) but about the smarts and resilience of Tan Yun Xian, a female doctor effortlessly brought to life by Liu Shi Shi who is made for such characters. I do agree that there's too much manufactured drama that it makes you want to pull your hair out but it doesn't deter from a moving romance that is so painstakingly addictive. For stills, click here.

Legend of the Qing Qiu Fox



Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


My Rating: Tolerable (2/5)
Title: Legend of the Qing Qiu Fox / Legend of Nine Tails Fox / 青丘狐传说
Episodes and Genre: 40, Fantasy Romance
Broadcast Period: Feb 2016
Starring:
Sabrina Chen Yao as Hua Yue (Ah Xiu arc)
Jiang Jin Fu as Liu Chang Yan (Heng Niang arc)
Gu Li Na Zha as Tao Heng (Heng Niang arc)
Xiao Cai Qi as Ying Ning (Ying Ning arc)
Gina Jin as Wong Chang Ting (Chang Ting arc)
Wang Kai as Shi Tai Pu (Chang Ting arc)
Mike D'Angelo as Hu Si (Hu Si arc)

Synopsis: 
The series is divided into six arcs focusing on each fox spirit's encounters in the human world.
1. Ah Xiu arc follows Hua Yue, a passionate fox spirit fascinated by worldly pleasures. 
2. San Niang arc follows Feng San Niang as she heads for the Meng family and meets Meng An Ren, a man with a despicable reputation.
3. Ying Ning arc revolves around Ying Ning's journey to find the truth behind her mother's death. 
4. Hu Si arc follows Hu Si, a powerful fox spirit and a drunkard.
5. Chang Ting arc features the love between a demon hunter and a fox spirit.
6. Heng Niang arc is about a fox spirit named Heng Niang who decides to help her neighbor regain her husband's love.

Comments:
The thing that gets to me is the pretty pictures and the wonderful soundtrack but unfortunately, not much else. Everyone looks stunning though, pointy ears and all. For stills, click here

Chronicle of Life

Best wuxias to watch in 2016 - Chronicle of Life starring Zheng Shuang, Hawick Lau


Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Chronicle of Life / 寂寞空庭春欲晚
Episodes and Genre: 45, Palace Romance
Broadcast Period: Feb 2016
Starring:

Hawick Lau as Emperor Kangxi
Zheng Shuang as Wei Lin Lang 

Synopsis:
Liang Er is a little girl whose family was executed for committing treason against the king. On the run, she meets a teenage Emperor Kangxi without knowing his real identity. The two forge an unlikely friendship but get separated along the way.

Liang Er finds refuge with her childhood friend Nalan RongRuo but loses her memory due to an attempt at her life. In order to cover up the past, she is given a new identity as Wei Lin Lang and grows up as a palace maid. 

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Go Princess Go

Best wuxias to watch in 2016 - Go Princess Go starring Zhang Tian Ai


Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Go Princess Go / 太子妃升职记
Episodes and Genre: 35, Comedy / Time Travel 
Broadcast Period: Jan 2016 LeTV
Starring:
Zhang Tian Ai as Zhang Peng / Zhang Peng Peng
Sheng Yilun as Qi Sheng
Yu Menglong as Jiu Wang

Synopsis:
Zhang Peng is a notorious womanizer but an unfortunate accident causes him to travel back in time to ancient China where he wakes up a crown princess! Aghast at the circumstances, he as a she turns suicidal until finally coming to terms with it.

Comments: 
Unforgivingly wacky and brutally honest. For more stills, click here

The Legend of Qin

Qin's Moon 2016 best chinese drama (wuxia) starring Lu Yi, Michelle Chen, Jiang Jin Fu



Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


My Rating: Must-watch (5/5)
Title: The Legend of Qin / Qin Shi Ming Yue / Qin's Moon / 秦時明月
Episodes and Genre: 54, Fantasy Romance Martial Arts
Broadcast Period: Nov 2015 Hunan TV
Starring:
Lu Yi as Ge Nie
Michelle Chen as Duan Mu Rong
Jiang Jin Fu as Jing Tian Ming

Synopsis:
Jing Ke died a hero after an assassination attempt at the Emperor of Qin Dynasty. Ge Nie, his closest friend and comrade must do everything in his power to save Jing Ke's only son Jing Tian Ming. Unbeknownst to everyone, Jing Tian Ming was taken as an infant and bestowed otherworldly powers due to a conspiracy.

Comments:
It is a Tangren production, which already explains why it is so beautiful and it also brings the right mix of history and fantasy that is right up my alley so I was pretty much onboard from the very beginning. 

I really liked how the CGI wasn't as in your face and don't get me wrong, there was an insane amount of it but I appreciated the little bit of realism in the fighting scenes particularly in the first episode where Ge Nie battled 300 soldiers. It brought up memories of Beggar King Qiao Feng defearing an army in Demi-gods and Semi-devils (Tian Long Ba Bu), which is a major compliment in and of itself. 

Mentioning realism and wuxia sounds like an oxymoron, yet simply put, what I hope to see is more focus on martial arts rather than the other way around, which I think is something that fantasy wuxias are lacking nowadays. For Qin's Moon stills and OST, click here.

Mi Yue Zhuan (a ratings powerhouse in terms of viewership in China)

Mi Yue Zhuan 2015 best historical chinese drama starring Sun Li. Zhen Huan Zhuan re-created


Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Mi Yue Zhuan / 羋月傳
Episodes and Genre: 81, Historical
Broadcast Period: Nov 2015 Beijing TV, Dragon TV
Starring:
Sun Li as Mi Yue


Synopsis:
Mi Yue was destined by the heavens to rise to power. Born as a princess but from a mother of lowly birth, Mi Yue had to fight for her right to live even as an infant. Her endless struggles led her to become the person with the ability and willpower to command an empire.

Comments:
It is another grand production trying to depict a woman's journey against all odds and the cast and crew of Zhen Huan Zhuan has come together to reignite the magic that created the masterpiece that is still touted as one of China's best historical dramas until today.

To be honest, I have only seen 2 episodes of Mi Yue Zhuan plus one needlessly long trailer where you can piece the story together without even trying. This drama has big names, a big budget and off-the-chart TV ratings but I heard that it couldn't sustain the hype and finally ended on a low note. 

For drama recommendations before 2016, see links below.
1993-2013 C-Dramas
2015 Korean historical dramas


21 comments:

  1. Almost done with Legend of Qin; full of action, drama, and splash of funny clips. Enjoyed watching it but annoyed at how the mc is ignorant at important times.
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    1. my thoughts exactly tho I'm not quite there yet, few more episodes to go :)

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  2. Can u recommend any drama that has the similar genre or storyline with Swordsman n perfect couple??TQ TQ TQ @nanalee13

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    1. hi nanalee which swordsman did u watch is it the most recent one by Yu Zheng? If you like Swordsman you might like Return of the Condor Heroes, Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre both by the same author and if you did like Yu Zheng he directed Roch too. I haven't seen Perfect Couple should i? :)

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  3. I recommend Imperial Doctress and Journey Of Flower. It was really good and have the same actor Wallace Huo

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    1. thanks for your recommendation, I binge watched Imperial Doctress but somehow couldn't finish Journey of Flower. Wallace Huo was in Chinese Paladin 3 as well if you haven't seen that:)

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  4. Me and my mother love the legend of miyue. Do you know where I can find the drama subbed in English from episode five to episode 81?

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    1. Hi Brittney i doubt it'seems subbed especially at 81 eps but suggest u try dramacool.to or Viki if it's subbed anywhere might be there :)

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  5. just finish watch The Three Heroes and Five Gallants,but surprise there's no Ending.Anyone know if there's season 2?

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  6. Just wanted 2 compliment u on your wonderfully informative blog. Very much appreciated and hope u have a great weekend.

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    1. Hi Aislinn.. aw so nice of you to leave a comment... thanks:)

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  7. Hi, is there another drama like Novoland, by any chance?(besides Ice Fantasy). Novoland blew everything out of the water in my opinion, and I love a main character who doesn't scream “justice!" right off the bat and actually has to undergo character growth(like, a lot of it). The beautiful scenery and music played a big part too. But anyway, the main male lead is one of a kind and I loved the chemistry between him and the female lead, is there another drama like that? (doesn't have to be a historical drama)

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    1. Hi Athena - I feel like a lot of heroes in fantasy series undergo quite a bit of growth in the sense that they're immature, powerless and what not at the start of every story - Legend of Qin and Rift of the Sky are examples of such.

      But if I have to think of one that's more similar to Novoland, this may be a stretch but what about Moon Lovers, so far Lee Joon Ki has been brooding and certainly not acting like the typical hero.

      Other than that I'm drawing a blank actually hehe not sure if you can tell but I'm basically really into Moon Lovers now hence the suggestion:)

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  8. Hi, I watched go princess go 3 times in a row and I still can't get over it . I would like a drama like that very much. Historical and comedy .. It's really awesome and I also love your blog . Can you recommend me some drama like go princess go ? Thank you very much

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    1. Hi Selena thanks for dropping by. hmm... Go Princess Go humor is hard to top. I can't think of a similar one off the top of my head but if I do I'll let u know:)

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    2. I may have found one - it's called Crazy Queen airing now:) pretty crazy plot with a striking resemblance to Go Princess Go actually. I haven't seen it yet tho so not sure if it's any good.

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  9. can you recommend more drama like The Demon Girl.

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  10. Hi, I am a fan of wuxia series. Have grown up with classic ROCH, LOCH series and I have also watched recent remakes. I prefer wuxia to xiansia but most recent dramas are all of xianxia genre. Any recommendations on recent dramas with good storyline and less CGI effects? I am currently watching Legend of Chusen and gonna finish soon.
    Thanks.

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    1. Hi:, I'm the same as you in terms of preference but I hardly have any wuxia to recommend coz it's all about xianxia these days.

      I just finished Chusen and Ice Fantasy actually but if you really want a wuxia.. you can try New Border Town Prodigal which is pretty much an wuxia series as we know it:) I didn't finished though coz it started getting boring in the middle.

      Another more recent one is Singing All Along which is more historical than wuxia but it's good, I'm liking it a lot:)

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  11. Is Chusen & Ice Fantasy good?

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